Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Statue of Motorhead leader Lemmy unveiled at Hellfest

A statue of Motorhead legend Lemmy Kilmister was unveiled recently during the 2022 edition of France’s Hellfest.

The new statue – which replaced a previous one erected in Lemmy's honour six years ago on the site in Clisson – was created by French sculptor Caroline Brisset, who constructs steel works "that marry the concrete and the abstract to achieve a dreamlike effect."

An official ceremony by festival organizers on June 23 – which saw a portion of the late rocker’s ashes enshrined within the giant statue – was attended by Lemmy's bandmates Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee.

After the Scorpions closed the show with a guest appearance by Campbell, the pair said a few words, a tribute video to Lemmy played, and the two raised a toast to their friend and bandmate.

Hellfest was one of Lemmy's favorite festivals (Motorhead played the first ever Hellfest and were staples of the festival ever since), and the band have always had a tremendous bond with their French rock’n’roll family. It is therefore fitting that Lemmy will forever be present at the site, with fans able to congregate and pay their respects to him at every Hellfest from here on out.

The Motorhead founder passed away in 2015 at the age of 70 from prostate cancer, cardiac arrhythmia, and congestive heart failure.

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